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Exclusive Interview: Inside the World of Satanic Punish

Discover the evolution of Satanic Punish, the impact of new member Catherine Shikiin, and their future goals. This interview explores their journey, artistic process, and the powerful themes behind their music.

In an exclusive interview with the band Satanic Punish, we delve into their origins, evolution, and future aspirations. Known for their intense and cathartic music, Satanic Punish opens up about their journey, the influence of new member Catherine Shikiin, and their unwavering commitment to transforming negative emotions into powerful musical experiences.

1. Could you tell us about the story behind the formation of Satanic Punish and how the band’s sound has evolved over the years?

Our motivation to form Satanic Punish has always been to purify (catharsis) our anger, pain, suffering, past wounds, and anxiety about the future through music. Since our inception, we’ve been driven by the slogan “Save the rotten world with music.” Interestingly, our creator and producer is a former second-generation Jehovah’s Witness. He had a tumultuous and unimaginable childhood. From birth until he left the faith at 18, he was brainwashed along with his baptized mother and second-generation sister. These 18 years of indoctrination, combined with mental and physical abuse, fostered a deep-seated anger against God, which ultimately materialized as Satanic Punish. Over time, our sound has grown heavier and more intense with each work and activity. What remains consistent is the infusion of our music with anger, pain, suffering, past wounds, and anxiety about the future.

2. What prompted you to bring Catherine Shikiin into the band? What unique qualities does she bring to the group?

We are convinced that dividing our parts into death voice/shout and clean parts represents the ultimate form of Satanic Punish. Hence, we assigned Catherine Shikiin, whose clean parts, honed through opera, are the strongest. The blend of operatic clean parts with our violent and heavy music is a strength and a beautiful aspect of our group. She stands out among all our past clean part performers, adding significant dynamics to our music.

3. How have fans reacted to the addition of Catherine Shikiin?

Fans in Japan and overseas have warmly welcomed her since we announced her addition. We are immensely grateful to our global fans who continue to support Satanic Punish even through member changes.

4. Can you describe the creative process behind your latest group photo and the current aesthetic concept?

In words: “decay,” “violence,” “anger.” For artistic influence, think of the game Silent Hill.

5. Who are the main musical influences that shaped the sound of Satanic Punish? & 6. How do you approach songwriting and composition as a band?

Listening to the “Best 82” songs influenced by the Satanic Punish creator will give you insight into our approach:

Certainly! Here is a comprehensive list of the “Top 82 Songs” mentioned by Satanic Punish:


  1. Humanity’s Last Breath – Instill
  2. BRAND OF SACRIFICE – Lifeblood
  3. Make Them Suffer – Doomswitch
  4. ALAZKA – Ghost
  5. NOVELISTS – Smoke Signals
  6. Oceans Ate Alaska – Endless Hollow
  7. Kim Dracula – Make Me Famous
  8. Infant Annihilator – SWINAECOLOGIST
  9. Bone Crew – Welcome To The Bone Crew
  10. PERIPHERY – Make Total Destroy
  11. Archspire – Drone Corpse Aviator
  13. ANY GIVEN DAY – Get That Done
  14. Clayton King – Morningcloud
  15. LANDMVRKS – Winter feat. Mattéo Gelsomino (Novelists)
  16. Dealer – Pretty Stupid
  17. Alpha Wolf – Sucks 2 Suck (feat. Ice-T)
  18. Polaris – NIGHTMARE


  1. SUICIDE SILENCE – You Only Live Once
  2. Attack Attack! – Stick Stickly
  3. Attack Attack! – Smokahontas
  4. Abandon All Ships – Take One Last Breath
  5. BRING ME THE HORIZON – Pray for Plagues
  6. Jamies Elsewhere – They Said A Storm Was Coming
  7. A SKYLIT DRIVE – All It Takes For Your Dreams To Come True
  9. blessthefall – Hollow Bodies
  10. I SEE STARS – The End Of The World Party
  11. August Burns Red – Chasing the Dragon


  1. P.O.D. – Alive
  2. P.O.D. – Southtown
  3. P.O.D. – Satellite
  4. Deftones – Rocket Skates
  5. Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar
  6. Godsmack – Keep Away
  7. Mudvayne – Dig
  8. Korn – Here to Stay
  9. System Of A Down – Toxicity
  10. Slipknot – Left Behind
  11. Limp Bizkit – Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)
  12. Papa Roach – Last Resort
  13. Linkin Park – Papercut
  14. The Used – The Taste Of Ink
  15. Crazy Town – Hurt You So Bad
  16. Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
  17. Bullet For My Valentine – Tears Don’t Fall
  18. Primus – “Tommy The Cat”


  1. HELLOWEEN – I Want Out
  2. Helloween – Push
  3. Helloween – Midnight Sun
  4. Helloween – All Over the Nations
  5. Pantera – Mouth For War
  6. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  7. Rancid – Ruby Soho
  8. NOFX – “Linoleum”
  9. Horrorpops – Miss Take
  10. Oasis – Whatever
  11. Blur – Song 2
  12. Metallica – I Disappear
  13. Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away


  1. Journey – Any Way You Want It
  2. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
  3. Journey – Only the Young
  4. Slayer – Raining Blood
  5. Slayer – Angel Of Death
  6. Van Halen – Right Now
  7. Duran Duran – Ordinary World
  8. Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
  9. Aerosmith – Nine Lives
  10. Iron Maiden – The Trooper


  1. Queen – Made In Heaven
  2. Queen – Killer Queen
  3. Queen – We Are The Champions
  4. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  5. Queen – We Will Rock You
  6. Queen – Bicycle Race
  7. Deep Purple – Burn
  8. Deep Purple – Highway Star
  9. Deep Purple – Smoke On the Water
  10. Boston – More Than a Feeling
  11. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
  12. The Guess Who – American Woman

This list encapsulates the diverse range of musical influences that have shaped the sound and artistic direction of Satanic Punish.

7. What themes or messages do you want to convey through your music?

We hope that Satanic Punish‘s songs can serve as a catharsis, purifying the negative emotions and sufferings that individuals carry. While we cannot change the past, we believe we can overwrite it with good memories.

8. What can fans expect from future performances with the new lineup?

With Catherine Shikiin joining, the band is undoubtedly stronger. We will prove this during our second European tour in about three months.

9. How do you ensure that your live performances remain powerful and engaging for the audience?

We will provide a more comprehensive answer once our stage performance has fully developed with the new member.

10. Can you share a memorable moment from past live performances?

We invite you to watch the following YouTube links for some memorable moments:

11. Why aren’t your works available for streaming on Spotify or other popular platforms?

While we occasionally release music for a limited time on subscription services, we do not plan to distribute all songs this way. We prefer that fans purchase CDs to listen to Satanic Punish in the highest quality, in WAV format.

12. What are your thoughts on the impact of music streaming services on the music industry?

Streaming services make it easy for anyone to distribute their work globally, but the vast number of songs and mixed quality have, in our view, devalued individual tracks.

13. Do you plan to make your music more accessible to international fans through streaming platforms in the future?

We plan to provide our music in the highest quality WAV format for download exclusively through our official online shop.

14. What are the band’s future goals and aspirations?

By 2025 and 2026, we hope to receive offers from overseas annually and be recognized as a group whose music is fairly evaluated. We particularly look forward to performing in countries we have never visited.

15. Can you hint at any upcoming projects or collaborations?

Think beer when you think metal! More hints will come later.

16. What is the strangest or most unexpected place you found inspiration for a song?

Rather than verbalize it, we have attached photos and artwork that inspired us to this message.

17. What is the strangest or funniest thing that happened to you while on tour?

We were impressed and surprised by how deeply ingrained and mainstream the metal genre is in Europe, much like J-Pop in Japan.